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Youth Programs and Activities

Indiana’s electric cooperatives, along with Electric Consumer and our statewide association, offer several programs benefitting the youth of our state.

Those youth programs include the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest, Youth Power and Hope Awards, Page DayTouchstone Energy Camp, and Youth Tour.

Electric Consumer also features special activities each month in our magazine geared toward our younger readers through our PowerKids page. Check out some of the projects here.

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Figure Painting

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Posted on Apr 26, 2017 in Features, For Youth

Naomi Schroeder paints with words. Though just a fourth grader, she loves combining her illustrations with her writing in picture books she’s been creating since she was a tot. And at the intersection of words and pictures, she’s discovered the fun within figures of speech. She used one well-worn phrase to turn out a whimsical… Continue reading.

Cats & Dogs Reign

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Posted on Apr 26, 2017 in Features, For Youth

It rained cats and dogs on the 20th annual Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest. And because of that, a kennel of critters will rule the 2018 cooperative wall calendar! From kindergartners through high school seniors, students depicted furry friends of the feline and canine kind. Winning entries in first, fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth… Continue reading.

Calendar of Student Art: 4th Grade

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Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Gallery of Art

Fourth graders illustrate the fourth month of the year. GO TO CALENDAR OF STUDENT ART: 3rd Grade Go to Calendar of Student ArT: 5th Grade Go to Gallery of Art Home Page Fourth graders illustrate the fourth month of the year. GO TO CALENDAR OF STUDENT ART: 3rd Grade Go to Calendar of Student ArT: 5th Grade Go to Gallery of… Continue reading.

Calendar of Student Art: 2nd Grade

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Posted on Apr 24, 2017 in Gallery of Art

Second graders may have the shortest month of the year to illustrate, but February is jam-packed with potential topics. GO TO CALENDAR OF STUDENT ART: 1st Grade Go to Calendar of Student ArT: 3rd Grade Go to Gallery of Art Home Page

Calendar of Student Art: 1st Grade

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Posted on Apr 24, 2017 in Gallery of Art

First graders flip open the calendar year with art depicting the first month of the year. Two winners were selected in 1999; honorable mention winners began in 2000. GO TO CALENDAR OF STUDENT ART: Kindergarten Go to Calendar of Student ArT: 2nd Grade Go to Gallery of Art Home Page

Calendar of Student Art: Kindergarten

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Posted on Apr 24, 2017 in Gallery of Art

Kindergartners start off the calendar each year with the coveted “Cover” position. No theme is given for the cover, allowing kindergartners to stretch their already vast imaginations! Honorable Mention was awarded beginning with the 2000 calendar.             GO TO CALENDAR OF STUDENT ART: 1st Grade Go to Gallery of Art Home Page

Calendar of Student Art 2013

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Posted on Apr 22, 2017 in Gallery of Art

The 15th edition of the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art featured artwork created during the 2011-12 school year. The contest was judged in spring 2012. Over 2,600 pieces of art were submitted for the contest. The Best of Show was 12th Grade/December winner Amanda Whaling. GO TO CALENDAR OF STUDENT ART 2012 Go to Calendar of… Continue reading.

Calendar of Student Art 2012

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Posted on Apr 22, 2017 in Gallery of Art

The 14th edition of the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art featured artwork created during the 2010-11 school year. The contest was judged in spring 2011. Over 3,000 pieces of art were submitted for the contest. The Best of Show was 12th Grade/December winner Stephanie Pitman. GO TO CALENDAR OF STUDENT ART 2011 Go to Calendar of… Continue reading.

Calendar of Student Art 2011

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Posted on Apr 22, 2017 in Gallery of Art

The 13th edition of the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art featured artwork created during the 2009-10 school year. The contest was judged in spring 2010. Almost 2,800 pieces of art were submitted for the contest. The Best of Show was 5th Grade/May winner Heidi Zeibarth. GO TO CALENDAR OF STUDENT ART 2010 Go to Calendar of… Continue reading.

Calendar of Student Art 2010

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Posted on Apr 22, 2017 in Gallery of Art

The 12th edition of the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art featured artwork created during the 2008-09 school year. The contest was judged in spring 2009. Over 2,800 pieces of art were submitted for the contest. The Best of Show was 8th Grade/August winner Mikala Greenlee. GO TO CALENDAR OF STUDENT ART 2009 Go to Calendar of… Continue reading.